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Priyanka Gandhi stood by victims of village clash: What next for her in UP

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The SP and the BSP were caught off guard when Priyanka Gandhi Vadra launched the attack on the Yogi Adityanath government over the Sonbhadra incident in which 10 tribals were killed over a land dispute 	Photo: PTI
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The SP and the BSP were caught off guard when Priyanka Gandhi Vadra launched the attack on the Yogi Adityanath government over the Sonbhadra incident in which 10 tribals were killed over a land dispute Photo: PTI

Virendra Singh Rawat
Ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, then Congress President Rahul Gandhi, whilst holding a roadshow in Lucknow on February 11, demonstrated uncharacteristic chutzpah, announcing the party would play on the ‘front foot’ in Uttar Pradesh, indicating an aggressive tenor during electioneering.
 
Rahul was accompanied by newly appointed Congress General Secretary in charge of Eastern UP Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and her Western UP counterpart Jyotiraditya Scindia.
 
Even as the roadshow was aimed at re-energising party cadre and propelling the Congress as a vital stakeholder in the state’s politics, the election results soon put paid to such expectations.
 

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First Published: Jul 28 2019 | 8:14 PM IST

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